I have been able to source datasets of: (i) given first names and their gender (ii) given first names by country e.g. https://github.com/MatthiasWinkelmann/firstname-database

But not given first names by their frequency within a country for a given year.

A great example would be the USA SSA database that Hadley included in the babyname R package - but that only includes USA.

Any ideas of similar data but for other countries?

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This site: https://data.world/arunbabu/gender-by-names

provides what you are looking for. It has names with gender for Indians!

  • These are indeed UK US Indian names with gender, but there is no prevalence data or indication which country the names came from. Thanks though.
    – DJ_FU
    Commented Sep 1, 2020 at 16:35
  • as in ? you need an official database?
    – Academic
    Commented Sep 1, 2020 at 17:53

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